When deciding to undergo breast augmentation, many patients wonder how to choose a plastic surgeon. Selecting a reputable and qualified surgeon is one of the most important steps of the treatment process. A board-certified plastic surgeon such as David L. Liland has undergone rigorous training and is well-versed in the latest techniques. At his state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, TX, Dr. Liland has been performing customized cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lifts, since 1991.
Questions to Ask during a Consultation
A consultation is a great time to ask questions, review concerns, and familiarize yourself with the details of the treatment process. Before arriving, we recommend patients compile a list of questions they would like us to address.
Are You Board-Certified?
Becoming board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) requires surgeons to complete at least six years of training after medical school as well as at least three years of residency. In addition, surgeons must pass comprehensive exams and complete continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest techniques.
A board-certified plastic surgeon such as David L. Liland has undergone rigorous training and is well-versed in the latest techniques.
Not all plastic surgeons have been board-certified, yet they may still perform cosmetic procedures. As a result, it is important to choose a board-certified surgeon who can deliver the results you desire and minimize your risk of developing complications.
What is Your Experience with Breast Surgery?
You should also ask your surgeon about his or her experience performing breast augmentation procedures. It is important to work with a doctor who can tailor your treatment to your unique goals and body type. Dr. Liland has performed nearly 500 breast procedures each year since the beginning of his career and can answer all of your questions about the surgical process.
Do You Have Before and After Photos?
Before and after photos are an excellent way to see the work the surgeon has previously performed. These images can provide you with a better idea and understanding as to what you can expect from your final results.